A veteran tax and estate planning attorney, Joseph Sliskovich has over 30 years of experience assisting clients with income tax planning, corporate tax planning and estate planning. His primary areas of industry expertise include banking and financial services, real estate, and nonprofit, along with the preparation of estate planning documents for complex and simple estates.
Mr. Sliskovich’s expertise in tax law has allowed him to participate in the planning and execution of sophisticated tax planning strategies for both domestic and international clients. His significant experience ranges from individual income tax planning for high-profile, high net worth individuals to advising corporate and partnership clients on matters ranging from formation to dissolution.
He also assists clients with federal estate and gift tax planning. In addition to providing counsel and oversight on all tax planning and formation needs for charitable organizations, Mr. Sliskovich works with proprietors of small, closely-held businesses as well as multi-million dollar companies, including limited liability companies, limited partnerships and corporations. He is frequently called upon to act as an expert witness in tax controversy matters. Mr. Sliskovich has served and is available to serve as an expert witness in the tax, corporate, and estate planning areas.
Mr. Sliskovich founded and has worked with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA), assisting low income individuals and families with tax preparation. VITA is sponsored by the Internal Revenue Service.
Mr. Sliskovich is a tenured Professor of Law at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, having served on the faculty for over 30 years. His teaches courses on individual income taxation, partnership taxation, corporate taxation and trusts and wills. He has also taught classes on business planning and advanced individual tax planning. Prior to joining the faculty, Mr. Sliskovich was associated with Price Waterhouse & Co., where he was involved in the Mergers & Acquisitions practice group. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for a number of closely held corporations in California and Los Angeles Children’s Chorus.
Joseph Sliskovich earned his LL.M. in taxation from the New York University School of Law. He received his J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and his B.A. from the University of Southern California.
Awards & Recognitions
Mr. Sliskovich was awarded the Alumni Service Award from Loyola Law School for his service to the community in founding and developing the VITA program.
Publications by Joseph Sliskovich
The Jurisprudence of Yogi Berra, 46 Emory L.J. 697 (1997), with others.
The Law of Prime Numbers, 68 NYU L. Rev. 185 (1993), with Horowitz, et. al.
Charitable Contributions or Gifts: A Contemporaneous Look Back to the Future, 57
UMKC L. Rev. 437 (Spring 1989).
Tax Classification of Trusts: The Howard Case and Other Current Developments, 19
Loyola L.A. Law Review 803 (May 1986), with Karlinsky.
Certain Stock Purchases Treated as Asset Acquisitions: Section 338, Prentice Hall
Tax Ideas Monograph series, paragraph 25011 (January 1986).
A new type of Estate Tax Freeze Vehicle: The S Corporation, 20 Pract. Accountant 34 (February 1987), with Karlinsky and Barcal.
Considerations in Allocating Residential Real Estate in a Three Trust Estate Plan, 59
J.Tax. 90; Warren Gorham and Lamont, (August 1983), with Barcal.